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Previous reports have confirmed that the upcoming Snow White and the Huntsman sequel/spin-off The Huntsman already has plans to bring back a few actors from the first film, including Chris Hemsworth, Charlize Theron and Nick Frost, but now new reports are coming in saying that Sam Claflin will be reprising his role as well. At this point, it really does seem like Kristen Stewart is the only actor not being invited to this party.
The news comes to us from The Wrap, which says that Claflin has signed a deal that will see him return to the role of William, the son of Vincent Regan's character Duke Hammond and the love interest for Snow White in Snow White And The Huntsman. For those of you hoping that the actor will have an expanded part in the upcoming spin-off, however, I do have some disappointing news, as Clafin is said to have only a small supporting role in the blockbuster.
Of course, while having Chris Hemsworth, Charlize Theron, Nick Frost and Sam Claflin return is nice, there's always a craving for new blood as well. The good news is that The Huntsman has big plans to deliver, as the movie is also set to star Emily Blunt (as the principal antagonist), Jessica Chastain, Rob Brydon, Alexandra Roach and Sheridan Smith. The trade report says that the new movie will help expand the universe seen in the first movie, while also revealing how The Huntsman (Hemsworth) and Ravenna (Theron) originally met before the events of the first movie.
Sam Claflin may end up only having a tiny part in The Huntsman, but truthfully the guy hasn't been picking up blockbuster projects left and right for years now. The run began in 2011 when he landed what was basically the Orlando Bloom replacement role in Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, and he followed that up with Snow White and the Huntsman. In the last two years he has had a significant supporting part in the Hunger Games movies, playing the brash Finnick Odair, but that run will be ending later this year. That isn't even that big a deal, though, because we've also seen recent reports that he could wind up having a significant role in director Gareth Edwards' Star Wars anthology film Rogue One.
Now that Chris Hemsworth is wrapping up his commitments to Marvel for the time being, he will soon be working on the production of The Huntsman, which is scheduled to be released by Universal Pictures on April 22, 2016. The movie is being directed by first time feature director Cedric Nicolas-Troyan, and is based on a script by Frank Darabont. Filming is surely scheduled to start soon, so stay tuned for more details.